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Victor Hugo: A Biography / Edition 1
     

Victor Hugo: A Biography / Edition 1

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by Graham Robb
 

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ISBN-10: 0393318990

ISBN-13: 2900393318998

Pub. Date: 05/17/1999

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

Victor Hugo was the most important writer of the nineteenth century in France: leader of the Romantic movement; revolutionary playwright; poet; epic novelist; author of the last universally accessible masterpieces in the European tradition, among them Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was also a radical political thinker and eventual exile from

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Victor Hugo was the most important writer of the nineteenth century in France: leader of the Romantic movement; revolutionary playwright; poet; epic novelist; author of the last universally accessible masterpieces in the European tradition, among them Les Misérables and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. He was also a radical political thinker and eventual exile from France; a gifted painter and architect; a visionary who conversed with Virgil, Shakespeare, and Jesus Christ; in short, a tantalizing personality who dominated and maddened his contemporaries.

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ISBN-13:
2900393318998
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/17/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
720

Table of Contents

LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONSix
INTRODUCTIONxiii
PART ONE
1. A SABRE IN THE NIGHT (1802-1803)3
2. SECRETS (1804-1810)17
3. THE DISASTERS OF WAR (1811-1815)31
4. METROMANIA (1815-1818)48
5. PASSION (1818-1820)68
6. THE DEMON DWARF (1821-1824)87
PART TWO
7. TRAITORS (1824-1827)107
8. H (1828-1830)131
9. WHAT THE CONCIERGE SAW (1831-1833)158
10. OLYMPIO (1833-1839)186
11. `DARK DOORS STAND OPEN IN THE INVISIBLE (1839-1843)212
12. CRIMINAL CONVERSATION (1843-1848)241
PART THREE
13. MOUNT SINAI AND A PILE OF RUBBISH (1848-1851)273
14. POETIC INJUSTICE (1851-1852)296
15. STRANGE HORIZON (1852-1855)316
16. `HU! GO!(1855-1861)342
17. `MERDE!' (1862)376
18. SALVAGE (1863-1868)395
19. STATIONS OF THE CROSS (1868-1870)421
PART FOUR
20. L'ANNEE TERRIBLE(1870-1871)447
21. `BECAUSE' (1871-1873)472
22. `A MAN WHO THINKS OF SOMETHING ELSE' (1874-1878)491
23. TO LOVE IS TO ACT (1878-1885)507
24. GOD (1885)525
EPILOGUE. HUGO AFTER HUGO533
APPENDICES
I. FAMILY TREES545
II. PRINCIPAL PUBLISHED WORKS550
III. GASTIBELZA, LE FOU DE TOLEDE553
NOTES555
SELECT BIBLIOGRAPHY621
GENERAL INDEX651
INDEX OF WORKS677
INDEX OF CHARACTERS681

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Victor Hugo 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A breathtaking account of Hugo's passions and torments, idealism and opportunism--written with unparalleled wit and cynicism worthy of Hugo himself.  If only all biographies could be this compelling, but perhaps few lives are.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago